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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Young adult

All the Bright Places

by Jennifer Niven

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Read the book behind the movie, and get into a quirky, cute romance that's built on some pretty heavy drama.

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  • Illustrated icon, Icon_Romance

    Romance

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_Emotional

    Emotional

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_Quirky

    Quirky

  • Illustrated icon, Icon_NowAMovie

    Now a movie

Synopsis

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

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